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Early Tax Records in Italy
- [Catasti] - Tax Lists, also sometimes called [Riveli]
- [denuncie delle bocche umane e de' raccolti] - List of Human Mouths and Harvests
- [Estimi] - Property Appraisal Records
These record may be available for some towns in Italy on microfilm, search familysearch.org.
Tax Assessment Records (riveli di beni e anime)
Research use: Can identify individuals in a particular locality and frequently link to other generations. Excellent locating tool, covering a large area.
Record type: Tax records of real and personal property.
Time period: 1600's - present.
Contents: Name, age, and civil status; sometimes names of parents. Sometimes lists all members of a household and sometimes only the head of the house. Lists value of real and personal property.
Location: State archives.
Population coverage: 45%-55% of the population in areas where it exists.
Reliability: Usually accurate.
Accessibility: These records are accessible during business hours and may be limited to use by academics and serious researchers, and may require an appointment to research.
- Italian Cadastres Online
- Sicilian Riveli Records By Robert Ralph Porcaro (Columbus Day 12 October 2005)ITA-SICILY-L Archives
- FLORENTINE RENAISSANCE RESOURCES:Online Catasto of 1427
- Catasto Study:Census and Property Survey for Florentine Domains and the City of Verona in Fifteenth Century Italy.
- MIT Press Journals - Journal of Interdisciplinary History - Abstract:Households and Plague in Early Modern Italy (Samuel K. Cohn, Jr.)Autumn 2007, Vol. 38, No. 2, Pages 177-205 - Includes references to tax records of Nonantola during the plague of 1630. ($)
- 1653 Riveli - Carini (PA) Sicily ,Italy
- Archivio di Stato di Cosenza Catasto Onciario (images of records for most towns in the province, not indexed)
- Montalto Uffugo (CS) Catasto Onciario di 1748-1749 (indexed)
- Baccarizzo (CS) Catasto Onciario di 1753 (frasione of Montalto indexed)
- The Family History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, “Family History Record Profile: Italy,” Word document, private files of the FamilySearch Content Strategy Team, 1987-1999.